Verizon Unveils Wireless Installation at San Diego Navy Base; Michael Maiorana Quoted

Michael Maiorana
Michael Maiorana

Verizon has established a wireless small-cell installation that will work to augment network connectivity and enable potential 5G operations at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego.

The new installation is the third small-cell deployment in San Diego and is expected to support over 60 U.S. Navy commands, the company said Thursday.

Each 4G LTE small-cell installation will help the Navy reinforce operational readiness and enable a specialized cellular network that will assist in various operations. Verizon noted the small-cell deployments will also address smart installation gaps and equip bases with intelligent tracking and asset management capacities.

“With this small cell installation, we are building a more responsive, agile and secure network to meet the Navy's communication needs and are laying the groundwork for the Navy to leverage 5G technology down the road,“ said Michael Maiorana, senior vice president at Verizon's public sector and a 2019 Wash100 winner.

You may also be interested in...


Akima Subsidiary Secures Spot on Potential $835M USAF Aircraft Maintenance Contract; Scott Rauer Quoted

An Akima subsidiary has won a seat on a potential 10-year, $835 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for aircraft support services. Under the Rotary Wing Maintenance Contract Consolidation IDIQ, Akima Logistics Services will provide helicopter maintenance operations to support operational and training missions of the service branch.

TPS-75 radar

Air Force Taps Lockheed to Develop Long-Range Radar Interface

Lockheed Martin has received a follow-on contract to develop a data transmission interface as part of the U.S. Air Force's rapid prototyping competition to modernize the legacy TPS-75 military radar system. The integration contract under the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar development program has options for the company to manufacture up to 35 systems, the military service said Wednesday.


SpaceX Continues Starlink Constellation Development With 60 More Small Satellites

Sixty SpaceX-operated small satellites aboard the Falcon 9 rocket were sent to low Earth orbit to join the Starlink broadband constellation that is being established by the company to deliver high-speed broadband internet connection to rural or remote communities.